Please tell me I’m not the only one: I’m ready to write, the blank page is there, and …. yeah. Nothing.
Frustrating isn’t even the word for it. It seems like the longer you sit staring at the page, the less the ideas jump into your head.
After years of dealing with this problem, I decided to start looking for ideas on getting ideas. (If nothing else, it would fill the time while I wasn’t getting any writing done.) I found some great ideas, some that worked for me and some that didn’t. And of course I tweaked things, as you do… The end result? I rarely, if ever, have trouble knowing what ideas I want to write about.
Coming up with ideas for writing, at least for me, is a different process depending on whether I’m writing fiction or non-fiction. I find non-fiction ideas a bit easier, so that’s where we’ll start. Continue reading “Non-Fiction Ideas: Finding and Corralling the Elusive Beast”